Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. As fun as it is to play alone against the AI or with strangers, nothing can beat you and three mates sitting around playing UNO all night. [Issue #16, p.78]
  2. UNO is fast, pretty, and incredibly user-friendly.
  3. 85
    The ability to change the rules to suit your taste is a bonus and the online capability is fantastic.
  4. And now the classic card game comes to Xbox Live. And for the cost of a deck of cards, you can play online via Xbox Live against thousands of other like-minded gamers.
  5. Maybe it's just because we're remembering that the best games aren't the best because they've got the biggest polygon counts, or the most multiple paths through levels, or the largest number of murderable prostitutes - they're the best because they're the most fun to play, and that's what counts.
  6. UNO is a fantastic game perfectly suited for the Xbox 360 that will delight kids and adults, the same people who probably already play it with real cards.
  7. It offers multiplayer that's quite addictive, as well as a single player experience that really helps you get better at the game.
  8. Overall given the price point, there is enormous replay value and Uno is another Xbox Live arcade game worth purchasing.
  9. Costing less than a real deck of Uno cards, this well-rounded package is a successful translation of the classic card game.
  10. A classy, clean implementation of an old favorite that feels instantly comfortable - and, amazingly enough, at 400 points ($5), it costs about three clams less than a real deck of Unocards.
  11. With lots of options, vibrant presentation, and well-implemented online play, Uno is a pleasant five-dollar diversion.
  12. Overall it’s just a fun card game with a range of people, and playing with friends is basically just like the MSN for gamers, hanging out around a card game and carrying a conversation.
  13. 77
    Assuming you like Uno, know that with the camera on the way, Uno's social aspect will only increase. Uno's statistic tracking and online leaderboards add surprising depth to this package.
  14. A totally unexpected and pleasant surprise for the Xbox 360 crowd. It’s highly addictive, family friendly (although obviously that can change online), and extremely easy to get in to.
  15. At 400 Microsoft Points(or $5), this game costs less than a real deck of UNO cards and comes with built-in-friends. [Aug 2006, p.82]
  16. Uno may not reek of depth or require much skill, but it can be a riot if you can gather a few mates online, and it can only improve with the release of the camera.
  17. While the graphics and audio don’t do anything to rouse the imagination, the gameplay in UNO brings plenty of fun to the table for those who enjoyed the original card game.
  18. Creating Uno for Xbox probably took 1/1000 the man-hours of the average 360 game, but its replay value is considerably greater.
  19. Whether you want something to relax with or you want to play competitively for the best part of a day, you can't go wrong with UNO.
  20. Uno is a good laugh in multiplayer, it only costs 400 Microsoft points and even a dribbling child could get all 200 GamerPoints from it. [Issue 8, p.120]
  21. It helps to be interested in card games, but either way the high-resolution web-cam feature might grab your attention.
  22. 80
    The graphics are very clean and vividly coloured to match the colours of the suits. It's tempting to say it's quite simple but there's no way it needs to be any more adventurous since it gets the job done adequately well.
  23. Where it lacks in number of total players in a game, Uno makes up for it in rule customization.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Sep 28, 2011
    0
    It's a pointless game. Maybe in real life it's fun but to play as a game- especially online? It's ridiculous because there's no way to outplay other people because there's no skill in it. It's just blind luck. It's boring, repetitive and silly imo. Full Review »
  2. Jan 23, 2011
    10
    This game is so simple. So basic. BUT SO ADDICTIVE! I can't stop playing Uno. I don't know why, but its just relaxing. I think it's the simple HD graphics and zen style sound. I could play Uno all day and not get bored. Really well done game. Full Review »
  3. sammaher
    Jul 4, 2008
    6
    Don't worry if you cant play the game of uno, Or don't understand the rules The game will play it for you. And here lies the problem, In that if you can't play the game, You will be grabbed by the hand and taken through a game by the game. It is possible to win games,Even when you don't know how to play the game (my 4 year old son has a few online wins under his belt) . And this is where the problem lies in that you don't really know how good your online opponents are. and whether they are beating you or the game is grabbing them by the hand and ultimately beating you . Full Review »